On th' old tables th' scalloped edge be slightly raised above th' level o' th' table; ye might call it a "lip." On th' new tables, there be still a scalloped edge, but it falls away down below th' level o' th' table.
It be still a "fancy" edge, but a marble would now roll off th' edge. Does this make sense?
ye can see it if ye careloaded to th' gunwalesy compare photos o' th' old table (I had saved from another member):